Seventy years ago today, hundreds of thousands of Allied airmen, sailors and troops, along with some of the French underground resistance, launched the second front in the war against Nazi Germany. What was once a ubiquitous military term meaning the designated date an operation would commence - "D-Day" - became forever associated with June 6, 1944. Below is a photo of the type of the fortifications those troops would have faced. I have a collection of such photos from a very interesting source, and I will be including more of them in upcoming posts.
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